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the u.s. and russia. susan, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. intelligence reports are suggesting as this regime gets closer to falling, syrian president, bashir al assad could release sirin gas on the people there to subdue the rebellion. this would be a new phase of the war. it has the u.s. uniting with russia to stop it and some here on capitol hill calling for u.s. military intervention. rockets streak across the syrian sky as the battle between rebel forces and troops move to outskirts of the capital of damascus. jeffrey white says it's only a matter time before the bloody civil war is over. >> you can feel it. you can sense it. looks like the regime is being defeated. >> reporter: intelligence officials say chemical weapons believed to be stored at this syrian base have been primed and ready for use. >> we remain very concerned. very concerned that as the opposition advances in particular on damascus, that the regime might very well consider the use of chemical weapons. >> reporter: so far the u.s. has been very reluctant to use military force to help the over
resume here at city hall as soon as the 9th u.s. circuit court of appeals it. they made the ruling that prop 8 was unconstitution unconstitutional. they will decide whether or not they will review the constitutionality. that is the ban approved in 2008. if the court decides to take on the issue, there would be an argument scheduled sometime in march or april and the case would likely be decided by the end of june. now if the supreme court decides not to review this today, which they could say that they're going to not review it today, well, then same sex marriages could resume experts say within a couple weeks. live in san francisco, anne makovec cbs 5. >>> public health officials are warning san francisco residents of a meningitis outbreak in new york. the big apple is seeing a string of gay men suffering from the potentially deadly bacteria since there's so much travel between our two cities, officials want gay men here to be aware and consider getting vaccinated. >>> if gay men are planning to travel to new york over the holidays for the next several weeks and think that they ma
county. >> and a look back at some of the year's big stories in the u.s. of a. we'll be right back. ,,,, . >> there is the golden gate bridge, sunny and chilly. a few clouds around. aside from that, a nice day. ,,,,,,,, ban" bandwagon... as the new year begins tuesday. . >>> one of the bay area's largeet counties is jumping on the plastic bag ban bandwagon. as the new year begins on tuesday, the new ban applies to alameda county's unincorporated areas and the cities. the stores won't be able to give customers one-time use plastic bag. instead, bring your own bag or pay 10 cents for each recyclable paper bag. similar laws are in affect in san jose, san francisco and dozens of other california cities and counties. san jose said since the ban took affect, the number of plastic bags littering city streets has gone down 59%. >>> around here, we're seeing the sun shining finally. and -- . >> i am sure that is listed on paper. i am sure when they wrote that, it looked like a good idea. >> i butchered it twice now. >> plastic bag ban bandwagon. >> you got it. took a lot of practice. >> and
appears increasingly on the defensive against rebel forces which according to israel's ambassador to the u.s. include a growing number of radical islamist. >> the jihadi presence is big and getting bigger. and the longer the conflict goes on there, the bigger it will get. >> the jihadies are an offshoot of al qaeda in iraq which ones fought a no holds bar battle against american troops. according to jeffrey white a former analyst for the defense intelligence agency, they are now turning the tide against the assad regime. >> they are very good fighters. they give the rebels a combat edge. they are quite willing to die, and they fight on all key fronts. they're involved in many of the key actions. these are not people we want to win. >> reporter: with the rebels making inroads on damascus itself, monitoring of syrian bases like this where chemical weapons are stored has detected evidence the assad regime may be preparing to use them in a last ditch attempt to save itself, an act the obama administration has warned could trigger military intervention. worst-case scenarios are threatening to bec
: the preferred financial institution of drug cartels and money launders. that is a quote today in a u.s. department of justice report about h.s.b.c. holdings, one of the largest banks in the world. to avoid criminal prosecution, h.s.b.c. admitted today that it laundered more than $800 million for mexican drug cartels and covered up illegal transactions for burma, iran, sudan, cuba, and libya. those nations were under banking sanctions because of human rights atrocities, terrorism, or, in iran's case, a nuclear program. the british bank will pay $1.9 billion to the u.s. government, the largest such fine in history. senior correspondent john miller is in new york following the story for us tonight. john? >> reporter: scott, it's a case that has everything: everything except an arrest. and that struck some as odd because in an 80-page document of court papers, the bank admits to almost going out of its way to act as a financial clearing house for international pariahs and drug dealers. h.s.b.c. officials listed mexico in its lowest risk category for money laundering during a four- year per
morning, if the u.s. supreme court decides not to take on the prop 8 case, same sex marriages could resume here in california as soon as the u.s. court of appeals says that they should resume. that is the court that said prop 8 was uncon city i -- unconstitutional earlier this year. but today, the supreme court is scheduled to discuss whether or not it will review the constitutionality of prop 8. that is the ban on same sex marriage california voters approved in 2008. so if the court decides to take on the issue, there would be an argument scheduled next year. >> there will then be an argument scheduled sometime in march probably, possibly april. and the case will be decided by the end of june. >> reporter: the court is also taking on several defense of marriage act cases from other parts of the country. if it decides not to take up prop 8, there's a possibility same sex marriages could resume r here in california, within a couple weeks. live in san francisco, anne makovec cbs 5. >>> an arizona sheriff known for his hard line on immigration is defending his stance and doing it right here i
activist chen guangcheng may be in exile in the u.s. but he is still demanding change in china. in a taped statement released today, chen who is blind called on the new leader of the communist party to carry out political reforms and free jailed activists. chen's appeal comes just days after his nephew was sentenced to three years in prison. a prosecution seen as punishment for aiding his uncle's daring escape from house arrest last april. >> later new orleans firefighters helping new yorkers rebuild after sandy. she remodeled her kitchen and only used fixtures made in america. and serious civil war. rebels closing in on the capitol city of damascus. those stories when the "cbs evening news" continues. t> >> jeff: a taliban attack at a military base in eastern afghanistan triggered a two hour battle today. suicide bombers began by detonating explosives at the gate of the nato base in jalalabadment all nine militants were killed. five afghan civilians also died. nato says the base was not breached. in syria two car bombs exploded today in the city of homs. at least 15 were killed there, and
. that storm created problems across most of the eastern u.s. starting in the south on christmas day before move nooingt northeast. and then heading to sea. a new storm could bring wintery weather to the midwest for new year's eve. >> overseas the crash of a russian jetliner claimed a fifth victim today. a flight attendant. that plane was carrying eight people, all crew members. barry peterson has new video captured during yesterday's landing atmos you could's nuke ofo airport. >> a video shows debris exproducting across the moscow highway as a twin jet tupolev 204 slammed into the ground. authorities said the plane had landed at one of moscow's airports but for some reason couldn't stop. and veered off the end. runway out of control. the first responders were people in cars without stopped to help. >> getting one woman out of the wreckage and searching for others. >> i heard a woman moan says nikita kasperchik, one of the first on the scene. he said he tried to get into the plane and search for survivors. >> i didn't think about herorism, he said, i just had to try and help. officials said
to the latest u.s. census figures about 2 60,000 young adults with college degrees in california are working in food service and retail. >> couldn't get a job in the field that i wanted to so i figured i have to start at the bottom. >> without higher paying jobs, it's that much harder for graduates to pay back student loans weapon tuition rising across the nation. >>> the holiday season isn't what it used to be for american oh. a new poll suggests a lot of people are working between christmas and new year's. the survey conducted in the midwest shows about a third of workers will be on the job in the last week of 2012. >>> one of the positive signs for the american economy has been the housing market. in november, construction on new homes was up 22% from a year ago and in california, you may be surprised at who is buying. cbs news reporter ben tracy has more. >> this is the busy time of year. >> absolutely. this is when all the games come in. >> reporter: scott meadows runs salinas vineyards in california's napa valley and there's a good reason he put that american bald eagle on the bottle.
now. cbs has learned that the u.s. has discovered they have prepared chemical weapons that could potentially beused against the opposition. right now there are no indications that any of those chemicals could be fixed on military aircraft. meanwhile the obama administration says essentially countries in the middle east have offered asylum to assad and his family. assad has repeatedly said he will not leave syria. the u.s. said he will be accountable for the battle against the syria people. >>> overnight the political turmoil in egypt has turned deadly. they have been secured to security the presidential palace. state tv says at least five people and supporters were killed when they fought in front of the presidential palace in cairo. the army used tanks and troops to control the situation. >>> software guru john mcafee spent the night in a guatemalan jail. he was arrested yesterday for entering the country illegally. he said he crossed the border from belize to seek asylum. he's wanted there for questioning in a murder. mcafee had been on the run for weeks. bee good shah bad repo
affiliated with the rebels a terrorist organization that has alleged ties to al qaeda. any assets in the u.s. are frozen, and americans are barred from doing business with it. >>> the body of the navy s.e.a.l. killed during a mission to rescue an american doctor from the taliban is on its way home. the family of dr. dilip joseph released a statement praising the s.e.a.l.'s hero im. he was part of seal team six, the unit that killed osama bin laden. it remain unclear if he was on that mission. david martin reports. >> reporter: the pentagon identified the navy s.e.a.l. killed as 28-year-old petty officer first class nicolas checque. part of a high-risk operation to rescue american dilip joseph before his taliban captors got him across the border into pakistan where u.s. forces cannot go. joseph, a medical adviser to the private aid organization morningstar development, had been kidnapped on wednesday along with two afghan staff members in the mountains east of kabul. according to u.s. officials, the taliban demanded a ransom of $100,000, money morningstar development didn't have. the taliban
purposes. u.s. says they believe it's a cover to deliver nuclear weapons. the test defies international warnings and it's likely to bring new sanctions against the north. >>> to the fiscal cliff now, leaders in washington have less than three weeks to reach a budget deal or else face automatic spending cuts and tax increases that are likely to send the country back into a recession. the agreement has been slow. president obama and congressional republicans remain split on raising taxes on upper middle-class americans. susan mcginnis is in washington with the latest now. susan, good morning to you. >> hi. good morning, terrell. both sides are talking publicly about what they want. the gop pushing back against that. but privately negotiations do continue. in an exclusive interview airing on abc's "20/20" this friday night, president obama says he's optimistic a deal will be reached, and he's confident the gop won't hold the middle-class taxes hostage to protect higher income americans. >> taxes are going to go up one way or the other, and think the key is to make sure the taxes go up on h
weapons. ta she said the u.s. is planning to take action if there is credible evidence of a threat. she did not say whether there that woinformation that would suggest an attack is imminent. theire reiterated, chemical heapons are a red line for the ed statstates. >> i'm not going to telegraph in any specifics what we would do hatthe event of credible evidence that the assad regime hemicalorted to using chemical weapons against their own people. >> reporter: the international community has failed to peop intervene in the conflict that as killed nearly 38,000 syrians since the uprising began. e are ds this morning," margaret brennan, prague. >>> in japan this morning at least nine people are dead after it's unclof a highway tunnel collapsed. it's unclear why those massive concrete slabs broke away from the tunnel walls on sunday. smoke an lucy craft reports smoke and wi dust are interfering with rescue operations at that tunnel about 0 mimles west of tokyo. >> reporter: surveillance grimas inside the tunnel relayed the grim conditions inside. eteestimated 270 concrete toning panels, weig
. also u.s. and russian diplomats met in moscow again sunday trying to broker a cease-fire. as david martin reports there's growing concern that al qaeda is influencing the rebels. >> reporter: videos set to show the aftermath of a syrian air strike shows graphic evidence of a life-and-death battle, which high-level diplomats say is bad and getting worse. despite its air power, the assad regime appears increasingly defensive. it includes a global number of radical islamists. >> the jihadees are getting big and bigger. the longer the conflict goes on, the bigger it will get. >> reporter: the gee ha des are an offshoot of al qaedas in iraq. according to jeffrey white, a former analyst for the defense intelligence agency, they are now turning the tide against the assad regime. >> they are very good fighters. they are -- they give the rebels a combat edge. they're quite willing to die, they fight on all key fronts, they're involved in many of the key actions. these are not people we want to win. >> reporter: but the rebels making inroads on damascus itself, monitoring of syrian bases lik
congress about the september 11th attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya, but had to cancel because of her health issues. clinton was already scheduled to step down as secretary of state next month. president obama has nominated john kerry to be her replacement. >> marlie hall in new york this morning. >>> also today is the final day of fiscal cliff negotiations. hope of reaching a wide-ranging deal in automatic spending increases and tax cuts is all but gone. spending would be reduced and cuts would be felt in all areas of the government. economies have warned that going over the cliff would cause a spike in unemployment and trigger another recession. this morning the senate reconvenes with the aim of reaching a smaller deal, one that might spare millions of americans from paying her taxes. danielle nottingham reporting now from washington. >> lawmakers are still working on it. >> i want everyo one to know i' willing to get this done but i need dance partner. >> the main sticking point between democrats and republicans continues to be over the threshold of tax increases. pr
this is a problem president obama cannot afford to ignore. a test could send a missile over u.s. allies, including japan and those in southeast asia, creating a major security risk drawing them and the u.s. into a potential conflict. rebecca. >> anna werner, thank you. now to egypt. president mohamed morsi said tonight the country will vote december 15 on a new constitution. the draft document and the president's new powers brought egyptians back to the streets today. holly williams is in cairo tonight, and good evening to you, holly. >> reporter: good evening. well, tens of thousands of president morsi's supporters took to the streets today, but it follows days of protests by his opponents, who accuse mr. morsi of behaving like a dictator. last week, the president gave himself broad new powers that he says he needs until egypt has a new democratic constitution. the panel writing that constitution rushed to finish a final draft on friday working through the night. but the panel is dominated by mr. morsi's islamist allies. and the final draft includes a bigger role for islamic sharia law and empowe
criticism over her first response to the attack that killed the u.s. ambassador to libya. margaret brennan is at the state department. margaret, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, norah and charlie. cbs news has learned susan rice privately began expressing doubts about her nomination to friends this week saying the attacks had reached a fevered pitch. then yesterday she had a phone conversation with president obama and withdrew her name from consideration as secretary of state. >> i would have been very honored to serve in that job, just as i'm delighted to do what i'm doing. but yes, sure how can you not want to in my field serve at the highest possible level? >> reporter: last night u.n. ambassador susan rice explained why she asked president obama not to consider her for secretary of state. in an op-ed she wrote, quote, a national security appointment, much less a potential one, should never be turned into a political football. there are far bigger issues at stake. on twitter she posted those of you who know me know that i'm a fighter, but not at th
in colorado, connecticut, massachusetts, new york and tennessee. it's intended to make u.s. schools more competitive on a global level. >>> cbs moneywatch now. delta considers a stake in virgin airlines and ashley morrison has more. >> reporter: good morning. asian markets were mostly higher on improved manufacturing data from china. tokyo's nikkei edged up a fraction to a seven month closing high while the hang seng lost more than 1%. on wall street concerns over the fiscal cliff appear to have been out weighed to the strong start. the dow was up 15 points finishing above 13,000 while the nasdaq added 43 points. so far there's been no resolution of the strike by clerical workers at the ports of los angeles and long beach. the strike enters it's seventh day today, slowing traffic at the nation's busiest cargo complex. dock workers are refusing to cross the picket lines. clerical workers said management has been outsourcing their work. delta airlines is looking to buy 49% stake in virgin airlines owned by singapore airlines. 51% of virgin atlantic is owned by richard branson. virgin is th
of rain on the northeast u.s. >> pelley: dean, thanks very much. wo we is a chill in washington over those fiscal cliff negotiations. in less than two weeks, there's roing to be a big tax increase americans and across the board t ts in the federal budget. the speaker of the house, and the president are trying to negotiate a solution, but prey're deadlocked on the question of raising taxes. president obama has proposed an $er taxes for households making more than $400,000. speaker boehner wants a tax increase only for households making a million or more. house is going to vote on that coposal tonight, and nancy cordes is on capitol hill for us. nancy. >> scott, shortly before that vote was due to take place house speaker john boehner announced he was canceling it with no democratic support, he needed almost every republican to get on board. and in the end he didn't e ve the votes. negotiations between speaker boehner and the white house ground to a halt today as everyone watched to see if he and house republican leaders would get the votes they needed to pass plan b, a bill preventing tax r
in u.s. history involving an automobile defect. toyota has agreed to pay $1.1 billion to reimburse owners and install new safety equipment. dozens of drivers have claimed their cars accelerated without warning. more than 14 million cars were recalled in 2009 and 2010, but, as part of the settlement, toyota admits no fault. the forecast for this year's holiday sales were apparently way off. last week, the retail analyst shoppertrak projected sales this year would go up 2.5%, but a new report puts it at 0.7%, the weakest season since 2008. we asked elaine quijano to find out why shoppers were not in a spending mood. >> reporter: the early indications are that shoppers weren't in the holiday shopping spirit this year, and some of the reasons had nothing to do with the economy. dana telsey is a retail analyst. >> whether it was hurricane sandy, the need to spend on the home; whether it was the tragedy in connecticut, and took away the feel-good factor-- it was a confluence of events that led to a "should have been better" holiday season. >> reporter: a big part of the problem was in th
, but in recent years, a symbol of u.s. capitalism became a victim of technology and regulatory changes. >>> instagram, the mobile picture-sharing service owned by facebook has bowed to user pressure and has revised its controversial terms of service policy. among them the company said its advertisers could display its photos without paying for them. instagram now says there are no such plans. >>> and facebook has a new way to reach out to others, but it's going to cost you. until now messages sent to people not connected with the social network would arrive in a folder marked other for so-called less relevant messages. now it's testing a service that charges $1 to guarantee that users' messages send to nonconnected people will arrive in their mailboxes. it would have to be a really important message. >> you're pushing it facebook. my thing is if you want to get a message, you don't send it on facebook anyway. >> that's right. you text. >> like we do, ashley. >> yeah. >> ashley morrison here in new york. have a good weekend. take care. >>> up next in sports, a surprising admission from
nine years, the u.s. defense budget would be reduced by $455 billion. domestic programs would be slashed by 464 billion. 1,000 government programs face potential cuts, including three that directly impact air travel. john bentley has the story. >> reporter: long waits at airport security are nothing new. but if the u.s. government goes over the fiscal cliff, they could get even longer. according to one congressional analysis, the transportation security administration would lose more than $640 million in funding, roughly 7% of out budget. t.s.a. with would also lose over 7,000 security officers. safety would not be compromised. the passenger misery would increase. >> it could be a severe impact on the traveling public. instead of maybe one hour, you may be there two or three hours before. >> reporter: long lines would be the least of the problems. under the mandatory cuts of the fiscal cliff, the federal aviation administration would lose $800 million, and more than 2,000 air traffic controllers. fewer controllers mean fewer planes moving passengers and cargo. warns the air tr
. >> most all of the hangers we buy today are made in vietnam or china. >> reporter: the u.s. commerce department says vietnam and china have flooded the market forcing nearly all u.s. manufacturers out of business. so the feds slapped a 187% tariff on the imported hangers. more than doubling the cost to dry cleaners. >> that certainly drove the price of hangers up. we were paying probably 4 to 5 cents a hanger and now we're paying up to 9 to 10 cents each. >> reporter: the co-owner says customers noticed the price increase. >> customers never like it but as costs go up, supplies, you have to do it. >> reporter: steve and janice say hangers are hardly worth harping about. the real cost increases are from utilities, chemicals and wages. when you run through nearly 10,000 hangers a month, every cent counts and recycling is encouraged. she says if you have hangers hanging around the house hand them back in. that's fewer foreign hangers that have to be purchased. in albany, don ford, cbs 5. >>> important news for people who drive a prius. toyota has agreed to pay some former prius owners a
, the taliban is taking responsibility for a suicide bm attack outside of a u.s. military base. no americans died in the attack and officials say the bombers vehicle exploded. the bomber did not get inside the base. >> the world's longest high-speed railroad is now running in china. the first train left beijing this morning. it runs more than 1400 miles, about the distance from boston to miami. it used to take 20 hours, and now it will take 8 with the train hitting speeds of 200 miles per hour and more. the tickets go up to $470 for the vip round. they want to build a grid of trains by 2020. >>> the "new york times" says jerusalem will look at restrictions of what women can wear when they pray. >>> "usa today" says that more than 170 fridayers could be set free. they must be released or resentenced because they didn't commit a federal crime or were sentenced far longer than the law allows. >>> the health care sector is vulnerable to hackers. hospital commutersputers and medical divisions have holes that could cause hackers to get patient's information. >>> obesity may
and was deported to the u.s. he admits to faking two heart attacks to speed up his deportation. he says corrupt police officers in belize would jail or kill him. >> the people are shot in belize during robberies constantly . the fact that he is my neighbor is why this is international press. i want to make this clear for the 100th time: i had absolutely nothing to do with the murder in belize. >> mcafee now faces questioning from the fbi and the irs for possible tax evasion. mcafee also says he is now broke. >>> barry bonds' appeal of his felony conviction will be heard in court early next year. the ninth circuit court of appeals is now scheduled oral arguments for february 13. a three-judge panel will hear the appeal. the former giants slugger was convicted last year of obstruction of justice. that stems from his evasive rambling reply to a grand jury in 2003 when asked whether he received drugs that required a syringe. >>> 5:10 now. coming up, the looming threat the cyber security attack targeting major u.s. banks. >> plus, shaking up the selection process. why president obama's top choice f
to reach an agreement or the u.s. economy will go off the so- called "fiscal cliff." that's when automatic spending increases and cuts would take effect. reaching a deal won't be easy because both sides are involved in a high stakes political blame game. >> we are here in washington working while the members of the house of representatives are out watching movies and watching the kids play soccer and basketball and doing all kinds of things. they should be here. >> i told the president we would be happy to look at wah he proposes but the truth is we are coming up against a hard deadline and as i said this is a conversation we should have had months ago. >> reporter: democrats want to extend the bush-era tax cuts to everyone except those americans making $250,000 or more a year. many republicans are against any tax increases. most americans just want something to be done. >> people are just tired of partisanship and they want everyone to come together. >> reporter: if lawmakers don't reach a deal by january 1, many economists are concerned it could eventually lead to another recession. i'm
-row seat when the u.s. struck back at terrorism. reporting in the persian gulf. she shied away from nothing, not even genocide. >> there are 120,000 inmates in rawanda's prisons. >> what would you like people to know back in the bay area? >> the reports covered the upcoming presidential election, security, and the country's faltering steps toward stability. a trip to iraq was next. dana wanted the bay area to meet the kerdz, once saddam hussein's victims, now thriving in an independent region. the distant past. back in the u.s., it was the look at the future, the inauguration of the nation's first black president. but no matter where she was, dana was always on her own path. >> that hair! >> she's notorious for updating her do. >> dana cannot keep a hairstyle for more than three weeks. it's enough to drive our promo people crazy! >> then it wasn't just about style but about color. going gray. >> for me, it was about deciding to match my looks with my experience and time on the planet. >> but gray hair on the head doesn't stop mischief in the heart. >> one time during a commercial break, dan
80% of u.s. farmland. >> it is in a word finished. >> reporter: and hurricane sandy closed the new york stock exchange for two days. it was the longest weather-related shutdown in over a century. the storm cripples fuel deliveries, leading to gas shortages in the hardest hit states. >> all day, man, it's like no gas. what are we going to do. >> reporter: in the tablet wars, google introduced the nexus 7 and ipad came out with the ipad mini. while media continues to boom, news print dwindles. "newsweek," the magazine, will continue in a digital version only. hostess brands which made twinkies, ho-hos and wonder bread shut down after a crippling labor strike. >> what is the world going to be without twinkies? >> reporter: a new intelligence report reports that china will overtake the u.s. economy in 20 years, but america's more immediate concern was the unemployment rate, which finally slipped below 8% in six years. that helped ignite a record shopping spree. americans spent a record $59 billion over thanksgiving weekend but shopping slowed closer to christmas as consumers kept an ey
are made in vietnam or china. >> reporter: the u.s. commerce department says vietnam and china have flooded the market, forcing nearly all u.s. manufacturers out of business. so the feds slapped a 187% tariff on the imported hangers, more than doubling the cost to dry cleaners. >> we were paying probably 4 to 5 cents a hanger, now we're paying upwards of 10 cents a hanger. >> reporter: janice says customers noticed the price increase. >> customers never like it. but as costs go up for supplies, we have to do it. >> reporter: janice says hangers are hardly worth harping about. the real costs are from utilities, chemicals and wages. well, when you run through nearly 10,000 hangers a month, every cent counts, and recycling is highly encouraged. she says if you have hangers hanging around the house, hand them back in. that's fewer foreign hangers that have to be purchased. in albany, don ford, cbs 5. >>> welcome to the wettest month of the year. that was held by march for much of the year, but we eclipsed that yesterday. here's a peek ou,,,,,,,,,,,,,, midwest shows no signs of backing down. th
criticism before republicans for an official explanation for the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. >>> a new study in the medical journey suggests that obesity is killing three times as many people around the world as malnutrition. in missouri one high school looked at the problem of overweight kids and is doing something about it. seth doan reports. >> hi, brandy, how are you? >> reporter: spend a minute in the nurse's office at truman high school in independence, missouri, and you'll immediately notice something troubling. what problems are you seeing? >> we see type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, people with joint pains, arthritis, stress, anxiety, depression from being above a healthy weight. >> reporter: the school nurse told us that 40% of students at truman high were overweight or obese. two years ago she was part of a districtwide program to test students' body fat. >> it's very concerning to see that they're dealing with adult illnesses at such a young age, and you just worry about where they're going to be in the future. >> we have a major issue with kids because of wh
but did not single out any individual u.s. individuals for blame. the review board was headed up by retired ambassador thomas pickering and former chairman of the joints chief of staff, admiral mike mullen. they'll discuss their findings with lawmakers today. the panel blamed systematic failures and leadership and management deficiency in two bureaus of the state department for security measures at the benghazi compound that were described as inadequate. the report concluded that while there were no specific threats of a terrorist plot, there were several incidents leading up to the september 11th attack that should have served as warning signs. investigators also praised the diplomatic security agents who responded to the attack and absolved the pentagon for any blame, saying there was not enough time for military assets to have made a difference. the board also made 29 recommendations to improve security at u.s. diplomatic missions around the world. they include increasing the number of marine guards at each post, relying less on local security forces, and hiring more highly tr
.5%. parts of the u.s. will get a white christmas or more. tcheer storm watches have been issued for parts of arkansas and oklahoma. california is already getting wet. carter evans has the forecast. >> reporter: it's been bad enough. cars buried if they could move at all in the midwest. in california's sierra nevada, up to five feet of snow could fall. that's great news for skiers. >> we love the snow. c reporter: not for holiday fliers. >> the only option we have is to drive. >> reporter: the most violent y beher may be yet to come. and the timing couldn't be worse. >> it's going to be happening on christmas day and while people are with their families, it looks like we're going to see a widespread severe weather ons reak across portions of the southeast and we could see multiple tornadoes. >> reporter: which concerns this meteorologist is the developing weather pattern is much like the one that caused deadly tornadoes in alabama during the spring of 2011. this new storm could also bring snow as far south as dallas. >> this is going to be a real white christmas, not just an inch of snow.
. it is expected to be the busiest mailing day of the year with a crush of holiday packages. the u.s. postal service predicts a 20% increase in package deliveries compared to last year. that could help the struggling service recover from its recent billion-dollar losses caused by more americans replacing snail mail with email. >>> southwest airlines has a new fee. it will apply to people who fail to use their ticket if they don't cancel first. the discount carrier plans to raise the fees it already charges for early check-in and overweight bags. >>> we have a system brewing in the bay area today. time isn't good. >> right for the commute this morning so slick on the road. we have hit-and-miss showers outside right now. low-level moisture is spreading across the bay area. high-def doppler radar is tracking the system as it pushes through. you can see the scattered showers just enough to get roads wet this morning if you are heading out so be careful. we are look at scattered showers continuing right in toward the east bay toward danville and walnut creek. showers along the 680 corridor. watch
the so-called "fiscal cliff." this is a live picture of the u.s. capital right now where the house is set to reconvene less than a half hour from now. but there are questions about how much progress can be made. andrew spencer has more on why the process steams have stalled -- seeps to have stalled. >> if there is an ultimate compromise, there will be parts of it that i find disgusting and reprehensible which i may have to swallow in the name of finding compromise. >> reporter: a rare sunday session on capitol hill. >> the senate will come to order. >> reporter: as lawmakers work on a voiding the so-called "fiscal cliff." talks briefly hit a, quote, major setback on sunday over social security benefits according to a democratic source. but both sides agree to push forward. >> i want everyone to know i'm willing to get this done. but i need a dance partner. >> reporter: vice president joe biden is apparently that person for senate minority leader mitch much. top level sources say the two are taking over talks. if nothing is resolved by midnight tax rates for all americans will increase. de
colorado. >> right now chains are required on interstate 80 east of gold run and on u.s. 50 east of pollock pines. the california department of water resources says there's been a 140% increase in this year's snowpack. >>> here in the bay area it wasn't a white christmas, it was a wet one. we saw heavy rainfall from time to time yesterday throughout the day. at times the rain came down at the rate of .2" an hour and in santa rosa the rain just hasn't stopped in nearly a month. up there in sonoma county, they have gotten 15 inches of rain since november 28th. that's more than a foot of rain in just four weeks. and the threat of more flooding is causing concerns along san fransesquito creek on the peninsula. a new layer of sandbags is on the levee along the creek in east palo alto. there's already been flooding from verbena to daphne way. some homes were evacuated after water seeped through a levee. >> we had to leave everything behind. >> we had a bad christmas so we're ready to move on. >> there is one home that's still vacant because water do into electrical outlets making it to
for same- sex marriage could happen in just a few hours when the u.s. supreme court will announce more cases it plans to take up. the high court did not include same-sex marriage in its list released friday afternoon. that left supporters of california's proposition 8 and opponents of the federal "defense of marriage act" hoping for action on those issues today. >>> a former bay area boy scout will be honored in sacramento this afternoon. 18-year-old ryan andresen was forced to leave his moraga troop because he is gay. he will be recognized for his bravery today by state assembly speaker john perez. >>> republicans and democrats are in a stalemate in negotiations to avoid that "fiscal cliff." as susan mcginnis reports, key players took to the sunday talk shows to make their case. >> reporter: the white house is already decorated for the holidays, but the mood here in washington is anything but festive. >> i think we're going over the cliff. >> reporter: if congress doesn't act, america will ring in the new year with $110 billion in spending cuts and a $500 billion tax increase leaving
to treatment. >>> an elite navy seal killed in a rescue operation in afghanistan this weekend is back in the u.s. 28-year-old nicolas cheque -- the body of nicolas cheque will be returned to his family. cheque was shot as he and his seal team rescued an american doctor held captive by the taliban. high school friends say cheque always wanted to be in the military. >> that was his plan. it wasn't college, it wasn't engineering. i'm interested in being in the military and living that lifestyle serving my country. >> 7 taliban members were killed in the rescue. cheque a 10-year veteran was part of the elite u.s. special forces team that killed osama bin laden. >>> a smoke smell forcing a las vegas-bound flight to make an emergency landing in sacramento. an airport spokesman said the alaskan airlines flight out of seattle landed just before 5:00 last night. on the ground, fire trucks and ambulances surrounded the plane. >> crew was being very calm and i was watching their eyes and their movements and i thought, they don't seem too stressed so i'm going to just stay calm until i see them looking stre
nuclear weapons. >>> the u.s. is considering military options if syria uses chemical or biological weapons against opponents of the assad regime. u.s. intelligence has detected signs the syrian regime has begun preparing chemical weapons for possible use. it's believed syria has chemical and biological weapons stored at some two dozen sites. speaking in washington yesterday, president obama issued a pointed warning to president bashar assad. >> the world is watching. the use of chemical weapons is and would be totally unacceptable. and if you make the tragic mistake of using these weapons, there will be consequences and you will be held accountable. >> the assad regime won't admit it has chemical weapons, but says if it did, it would not use them. >>> in egypt today, opponents of president mohamed morsi plan a huge protest march and a general strike. crowds have started to gather in cairo's tahrir square. holly williams is in cairo. holly, good morning to you. what's the latest there now? >> good morning, terrell. well, president morsi's opponents are calling this a final warning to the pr
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before the december 31 deadline. >>> u.s. troops celebrated their 12th consecutive christmas in afghanistan. service men and women attended a service at the nato base in kabul, sang some carols, then enjoyed a holiday dinner. >>> and coming up on the "morning news," he may be messy funny, jack klugman from "the odd couple "has died. a look back at his remarkable career. [ female announcer ] introducing u the latest coffee machine from nespresso. modular. intuitive. combines espresso and fresh milk. the new u. nespresso. what else? available at these fine retailers. >>> firefighters in california battled a raging river yesterday to rescue a homeless man. he was living on an island in the los angeles river and got into trouble after a fast-moving storm tore through the area. rescuers used an inflatable boat to reach the island and tossed ropes to the man which he tied around a tree. the man was taken to the hospital and treated for hypothermia. >>> former president george h.w. bush is spending christmas in a houston hospital. the 88-year-old was admitted last month after develo
getting wet. what about the weather across the u.s. in the next couple of days? the holiday travel season is now under way, and a.a.a. expects more than 93 million americans to be on the move at some point, most of them by car. meteorologist jeff beradelli at our miami station wfor joins us. the next couple of days could affect travelers, could affect shoppers. what kind of weather are we going to see across the country? >> reporter: jim, it's mainly good news. it's pretty quiet across most of the united states right now, with the exception of the west coast. we have a big storm slamming into there. now tomorrow is going to be pretty quiet also across the united states, so travelers shouldn't have too much to worry about. as we head into christmas eve, a small storm is going to be across the southeast that will produce some light rain there, and maybe some snow on the northern edge through the ohio valley into pennsylvania maybe eventually new york city late on christmas eve night. >> axelrod: who will see a white christmas? >> it looks like the folks around new york area, will see a litt
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by storms. what about the weather across the u.s. in the next couple of days? the holiday travel season is now under way, and aaa expects more than 93 million americans to be on the move at some point most of them by car. jeff beradelli at our miami station wfor joins us. the next couple of days could affect travelers, could affect shoppers. what kind of weather are we going to see across the country? >> reporter: jirnlg it's nainl good news. it's pretty quiet across most of the united states right now with the exception of the west coast. we have a big storm slamming into there. tomorrow is going to be pretty quiet also across the united states so travelers shouldn't have too much to worry about. as we head into christmas eve, a small storm in the northeast, and maybe eventually new york city on christmas eve night. >> axelrod: who will see a white christmas? >> it looks like the folks in the new york area, and then a bigger storm will brew in places like oklahoma and texas during the day on christmas. we could be talking about substantial snowfall. >> axelrod: jeff, thank you so much.
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